Lewisburg, Kentucky

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For the identically-named community in northeastern Kentucky, see Lewisburg, Mason County, Kentucky; for the community in Graves Co. that formerly held this name, see Melber, Kentucky.
Lewisburg, Kentucky
Location of Lewisburg, Kentucky
Location of Lewisburg, Kentucky
Coordinates: 36°59′8″N 86°57′4″W / 36.98556°N 86.95111°W / 36.98556; -86.95111Coordinates: 36°59′8″N 86°57′4″W / 36.98556°N 86.95111°W / 36.98556; -86.95111
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Logan
Incorporated 1878
Named for an O&N railroad engineer
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 479 ft (146 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 903
 • Density 742.0/sq mi (286.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 42256
Area code(s) 270
FIPS code 21-45064
GNIS feature ID 0496337

Lewisburg (local /ˈləsbərɡ/)[1] is a 5th-class city in Logan County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 903 at the time of the year 2000 U.S. census.

NASA astronaut Lt.Col. Timothy L. Kopra is from Lewisburg.


The local post office was established at a nearby stage coach stop in 1852 under the name Henrysville in honor of the local postmaster's family name.

In 1872, Lewisburg was surveyed, platted, and founded by the Owensboro and Nashville Railroad to serve as a depot on its line. It was named for Eugene C. Lewis, the line's chief engineer.[1] In 1877, the post office moved to the new community and changed its name. The city was formally incorporated by the state assembly the next year.[2]


Lewisburg is located at 36°59′8″N 86°57′4″W / 36.98556°N 86.95111°W / 36.98556; -86.95111 (36.985622, -86.951059).[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all land.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 903 people, 415 households, and 249 families residing in the city. The population density was 742.0 people per square mile (285.8/km²). There were 503 housing units at an average density of 413.3 per square mile (159.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.45% White, 0.22% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.66% from other races, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 415 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,600, and the median income for a family was $28,015. Males had a median income of $30,234 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,950. About 18.6% of families and 23.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.9% of those under age 18 and 23.2% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b Rennick, Robert. Kentucky Place Names, p. 170. University Press of Kentucky (Lexington), 1987. Accessed 6 Aug 2013.
  2. ^ Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Lewisburg, Kentucky". Accessed 1 Aug 2013.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.